Writing Contest Opportunities

Spring 2015

9th Annual Next Great Writers Contest
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 8
Writers are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words) or poetry (up to 5 poems). Please include a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should also include a cover sheet complete with writer’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should NOT appear on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 8 at 5:00 pm. Send entries to: The Next Great Writers Contest, Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St, Lexington, KY 40507. The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second place. Winning authors will be notified by June 1.

Summer 2015

Flash Fiction Contest
Submission Deadline: Monday, July 20
Public Reading: Date & time to be announced
Writers have been producing very short fiction for hundreds of years. From Aesop to Vonnegut, they’ve written stories with a protagonist, plot, and resolution – all in 500 words or fewer. Now it’s your chance to say it in 500 words. Entries will be judged. The first place winner receives $150 and second place receives $100. There is a $10 reading fee, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should include name, address, email address, and phone number on a cover page (NOT on the manuscript itself ). Entries must be received or postmarked by July 20, 2015. Send entries to: Flash Fiction Contest, 251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY, 40507.